Barbara Bixby Sterling & 18K Cultured Pearl & Sparrow Necklace

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Birds of a feather. Charming sterling silver sparrows and feathers are gracefully displayed at the bottom of this cultured freshwater pearl necklace from Barbara Bixby. And your one-of-a-kind style doesn't stop with the unique details--you can remove the birds to customize the length and your look. From Barbara Bixby.

  • Sterling silver, 18K gold
  • White topaz used as accents only
  • Cultured freshwater pearls measure approximately 6.0mm
  • Strand of oval cultured
  • freshwater pearls with sterling silver wings and removable birds in front with bead-set round white topaz; small and large circles with 18K yellow gold signature flower and hinge opening; zigzag and bead motifs; oxidized finish
  • Measures approximately 18"L x 1/4"W
  • Imported

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Barbara Bixby Sterling & 18K Cultured Pearl & Sparrow Necklace is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 53.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Beautiful NEEDS TO BE LONGER, Too Tight Barbara did it again, very BEAUTIFUL, BUT needs to me longer or the ability to adjust length 20" or 22" to tight
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beauty and Value This necklace is lovely. It has so much detail. In comparison to other Barbara Bixby items I think this is a great value.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful But Beautiful design but the clasp was too weak. The clasp easily opened which could cause loss of necklace or charm. High dollar item should have better clasp mechanism
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicate looking, feminine and lovely. Black pearls do nothing for my skin tone, so I purchased the white pearls -- it's so great to be able to pick your most flattering color! I love TWO things best about this necklace: 1.) It looks gorgeous on its own, but I LOVE the option of being able to add pendants & charms at 3 separate locations on the necklace. 2.) All of the decoration is breathtaking -- gorgeous birds, gorgeous wings, enchanting touches of gilding. I have TWO minor reservations about this necklace: 1.) I'm a little bit slender, so I wish it also came in a 16 inch length. The 18 inches is long on me, especially since I DO love to wear this necklace with pendants. Happily, I can still make it work for me -- but 16 inches would have been better for me. 2.) At first, I had trouble disconnecting the catches on the rings (which you must do in order to be able to even put the necklace on -- and you also need to do it to add pendants and charms). Primarily, I was frightened that I would do it wrong and break the catch and then I would be stuck with a broken necklace. But I read the questions & answers on this item, watched the QVC video a couple of times, screwed up my courage and gave it a serious try. It worked! MY SUGGESTION: this item should be accompanied with an INSTRUCTION BROCHURE, complete with photo illustrations, showing you exactly how to work the rings. It would be SUCH A SHAME if people sent the necklace back because they were afraid they might break thin rings -- they're actually VERY STURDY and they don't scare me at all anymore! I LOVE THIS NECKLACE. I could NOT be happier with it! Especially since it's given brand new exciting life to all of my pendants!
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful This necklace is so beautiful. The detail on the birds is amazing.the pearls are a pretty shade of blue,even though they are called black. You can wear one bird or both. Very versatile. The one problem is that the birds won't stay upright . They keep rolling upside down. I tried putting a pendant on it. That helped some,but it still wouldn't stay in place. Very annoying. So I put the birds on the 15"braided leather cord. PERFECT! It stayed all day right where I put it. So I am keeping it. I gained 3connector rings and two amazing birds. As for the pearls,maybe just a connector or pendant will work.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got in both colors I planned on returning one of the colors, but I really like how this necklace fits on my petite build. A lot of Barbara's necklaces lay too long or large on me, and this is just right. Also, there are so many different lengths and ways to wear this. I am particular to the black pearls, but honestly it will depend on my outfit! Pearls have never been my style until Barbara updated them for me. Thank you!!
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FAIRY PRINCESS NECKLACE I purchased this piece in the black pearl a few months ago. It's lovely, and every time I wear it, I feel like a princess. Still trying to figure out which enhancers will work on it because the center ring is on the small side. I am wondering, though, about the tassel that Barbara said she was going to offer as an individual purchase. She's on the air today (2/14/17) and mentioned the tassel was "available on QVC.com", but I looked, and asked customer service, and we can't find it. I know the long pearl lariat is available, but it's pretty pricey for my budget. So, if it's possible, I would love to see the tassel as a separate purchase. Lovely in pearls, it would also be great in gemstone beads. :)
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too short but beautiful It is too short for me but I bought both colors. So when I am wearing one, I double up on the sparrows and links from the other necklace. Attached to the wings, I have connector link, sparrow, connector link, sparrow and center connector. I found this to be a perfect length. I just switch it between the two different colors of pearls. I have not had any problems with the links opening.
Date published: 2017-02-02
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